February 5, 2007

News from the Votemaster

From the Vote Master:
'According to CQ Politics, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) will head the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) in 2008. His goal is simple: Take back the Senate. He is taking over the job from the hapless Sen. Liddy Dole (R-NC), who lost six seats in 2006. Ensign will have a tough job since the Republicans have 21 Senate seats up for reelection vs. only 12 for the Democrats, whose 2008 committee (the DSCC) will continue to be headed by pitbull Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). In 2006, Schumer outraised Dole, found better candidates, and did the impossible by winning control of the Senate. His performance impressed everyone in town and nobody is underestimating him in 2008. The key races to watch are Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Louisiana, and South Dakota, but retirements could put more seats in play as well. For information on all 33 2008 Senate races.

'Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has announced he is running for President. Anyone can dream, of course, but it would take the collapse of half a dozen other candidates to put him in the running.

'Sillylittletwit at Daily Kos made a list of how much of a gain the Democrats need to make in 2008 to take over the state Houses and Senates in states where the Republicans control the chamber by 10% or less.'
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1 comment:

TomCat said...

I almost feel sorry for Ensign. His task is nearly impossible unless the Democrats commit a faux pas of herculean proportions. The GOP needs some time out of power to purge itself of the neocon/theocon dominance that have brought it to ruin.